I am the head of school at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. I also serve as chairman of the Board of Trustees at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America. Previously, I was Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. I am also a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. My research and teaching focus primarily on Internet law, intellectual property, and the potential of new technologies to strengthen democracies locally and around the world.
I'm very interested in writing about the way that people use emerging technologies in innovative ways. We are living in an exciting time. It's also a time of great complexity. There's much to explore and to seek to understand. And it seems unlikely, in an exciting way, that anyone will be able to predict the impact that the use of these new technologies will have on institutions and societies at large over the course of the next few decades.